cultural & social

2019 Global Photo Showcase

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Global Photo Showcase

Description: Join various U-M International Education units at the 4th annual Global Photo Showcase, featuring student photography from all over the world! Vote for fan favorites and enter raffles to win U-M prizes. Chat with international students, study abroad returnees, and international education professionals. Enjoy food and music from around the globe and learn about upcoming global programs, scholarships, and other international opportunities. RSVP here!

Guided Tour of Ann Arbor

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Guided Tour Ann Arbor

Meeting Location: Michigan Language Center (715 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

Description: The city of Ann Arbor is full of culture, entertainment, nature and good food! Learn about the city of Ann Arbor and visit popular downtown spots, such as libraries, museums, cafes, and specialty shops. The tour will start at Michigan Language Center. You are not required to stay for the entire duration of the tour so feel free to exit the tour at anytime. 

IC/MLC Summer BBQ

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Summer BBQ

Location: New Shelter, Island Park (1450 Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105)

Description: Going to a barbecue (BBQ) is an American summer tradition. It is common to have BBQs for birthdays, high school/college graduations, and other large celebrations. Come celebrate summer in Ann Arbor with a BBQ at Island Park! There will be American BBQ food (vegetarian options will be available) and typical BBQ games to play, such as American football.

Exploring Culture & Respectful Community Engagement

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Exploring Culture

Description: During your international experience this summer, you will likely be exploring a new culture and engaging with a new community. This workshop will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Understanding and dealing with culture shock in your host country and reverse culture shock after returning back home.
  • Navigating your social identities abroad.
  • Entering and exiting your community respectfully.
  • Ethical photography and social media considerations.

This workshop is open to all students!

Speaking Up in English

Monday, March 4, 2019
Speak Up in English

Description: In these sessions, we’ll work on pronunciation, vocabulary, intonation, syllable stress and speaking in social and academic settings. Each session focuses on different situations in which you might need to use specific “chunks” of English. Please choose which (or all) sessions you’d like to attend.

  • Monday, March 4: Making Small Talk
  • Monday, March 18: Expressing an Opinion
  • Monday, April 10: Asking for and Giving Advice
  • Monday, April 15: Telling a Story

Open to international scholars only.

Identities Abroad

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Identities Abroad

Description: Identities Abroad is a series of student panels, focusing on how social identities shaped/impacted their experiences working, traveling or studying abroad. Come to prepare for your own experience abroad, and meet peers who can assist you in the journey. There will also be representatives from the International Center and Center for Global and Intercultural Studies at the events if you have questions about going abroad.

RSVP here if you are interested.

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